Do you know an adjunct teacher in communication who is doing an outstanding job? If so, please consider nominating that person for the ICA Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award.

Each year at the Awards Banquet during the annual conference in September, ICA recognizes a deserving faculty member who has been teaching as an adjunct for at least three years. Although ICA encourages the recipient to attend the conference and banquet, it is not mandatory. The recipient will receive banquet tickets for him/herself and a guest, compliments of ICA. If the recipient does attend the Award Ceremony, a brief acceptance speech would be expected. 

Criteria for the ICA Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award:

  • Nominees must be currently teaching as an adjunct at any post-secondary school.

  • Nominees must have been teaching at least three years in an adjunct position.

  • Nominees must teach within the state of Iowa

  • Nominees are not required to be members of ICA.

  • Nominees will be encouraged to attend the ICA conference to accept the award if selected.

  • Self-nomination is acceptable.

Materials to be electronically submitted for nomination: (Submissions must be submitted in a single pdf file)

  1. A letter of nomination.
  2. The nominee’s current academic resume or vita.

  3. A total of three letters of recommendation from students, supervisors, colleagues, oR administrators that cite specific reasons why the nominee should be selected for this award. One letter must be from a supervisor/department chair.

  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness as evidenced by course/instructor evaluations including comments and numerical ratings with an explanation of rating scale norms.

  5. A listing of the nominee’s current teaching and co-curricular responsibilities.

  6. Two examples of most effective teaching strategies, assignments, or lessons.

  7. A current teaching philosophy.

Nomination materials should not exceed 30 pages. The deadline for nominations is June 1, each year